Koreas Sunwoo Ye Kwon Wins Van Cliburn Piano Competition

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Korea's Sunwoo Ye-kwon Wins Van Cliburn Piano Competition
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Korea's Sunwoo Ye-kwon Wins Van Cliburn Piano Competition

Sunwoo Ye-kwon competes in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday.

Sunwoo Ye-kwon on Saturday won the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, the first Korean to win the prestigious prize.

He won the prize money of US$50,000 and three years of professional management, which includes an opportunity to make a studio recording and tour the U.S33.

Sunwoo is the second Korean to win one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions after prodigy Cho Seong-Jin Won the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 2015.

Davichi's Lee Hae Ri pairs her melodic voice with the piano in MV teaser for 'Hate That I Miss You'
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Davichi's Lee Hae Ri pairs her melodic voice with the piano in MV teaser for 'Hate That I Miss You'

Davichi's Lee Hae Ri paired her melodic voice with the beautiful sounds of the piano, played herself, in MV teaser for her title track "Hate That I Miss You".

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The title track from Lee Hae Ri's 1st mini album 'h' will have both an original version and a piano version, the piano version only found in the physical album as a special track. "Hate That I Miss You' was written and composed by 4men's Shin Yong Jae, and will be released with the rest of her mini album on April 19 at 6PM KST.

Jo Kwon Reveals His Relationship With JYP Trainees Plus Park Jin Youngs Nagging Habits
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Jo Kwon Reveals His Relationship With JYP Trainees Plus Park Jin Youngs Nagging Habits

Park Jin Young has quite a reputation among the JYP family!

JYP-signed singer Jo Kwon appeared as a contestant on the April 18 episode of the KBS game show 1 Vs. 100, where he cracked jokes about the JYP Entertainment founders penchant for nagging.

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It all began when MC Jo Choong Hyun asked Jo Kwon if he tended to nag the younger artists in his label.

The one who nags the most is Park Jin Young. He monitors almost every one of our television appearances with a pen and paper, Jo Kwon revealed. He will make comments like, Today when you were singing, you didnt use enough air. He fills up an entire A4-size piece of paper.

Jo Kwon talks about his mother's reaction to him cross-dressing
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Jo Kwon talks about his mother's reaction to him cross-dressing

Jo Kwon made a guest appearance on the April 18 broadcast of KBS 2TV's '1 vs. 100' where he talked about his mother's reaction to him cross-dressing.

When MC Jo Choong Hyun asked, "Your cross-dressing has become quite a sensation."

Jo Kwon then commented, "I had the opportunity to cross dress while on a program.  Many people were wondering 'who is that lady?' after seeing my transformation.  When they found out it Jo Kwon, they talked negatively about me. I also dressed like Beyonce and SISTAR as well."

Jo Kwon says he is against dating in public
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Jo Kwon says he is against dating in public

The latest episode of KBS2's '1 vs. 100' welcomed Jo Kwon to the show.

When the MC asked, "What kind of questions do your juniors ask you?" Jo Kwon commented, "It's usually a variety of things but I do get questions regarding dating."

SEE ALSO: Jo Kwon talks about his mother's reaction to him cross-dressing

The singer elaborated, "Honestly, I'm against public dating... I advise my juniors to just date in secret. If they have their own personal space, I just tell them to meet with their partners at home without getting caught."